CPI(M) withdraws all candidates from Chakdaha Municipality

Alleging reign of terror unleashed by the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the CPI(M) on Saturday announced withdrawal of all its candidate from the Chakdaha municipality in Nadia district, elections for which were held today.

Updated: Sep 21, 2013, 20:32 PM IST

Krishnagar: Alleging reign of terror unleashed by the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the CPI(M) on Saturday announced withdrawal of all its candidate from the Chakdaha municipality in Nadia district, elections for which were held today.

"The TMC has unleashed a reign of terror in the Chakdaha Municipality area. Due to fear many voters did not turn up to caste their votes. That is why we have withdrawn all of our candidates from the Chakdahal Municipal election," Amal Bhowmick, CPI(M) Nadia District Committee member said in a Press Meet called by CPIM at Chakdaha Party Office today.

The CPI(M) announced withdrawal of all its candidate from the Chakdaha municipal election at around 1 pm.
When asked by reporters why they are announcing withdrawal of their candidate so late, Bhowmick did not gave any reply.

The Chakdaha municipality has 21 seats. In the last municipal election the CPI(M) had won 20 seats and the TMC had won one.

The TMC described the withdrawal of candidates by the CPI(M) as a "drama".

Dipak Chakraborty, the TMC`s Chakdaha Town President said, "the allegation of reign of terror leashed by TMC is fake. If it is so, CPI(M) could withdraw earlier. Why at 1 pm that too on the day of election," he asked.

The Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Kalyani, Kasturi Biswas said "the elections of the Chakdaha municipality passed off peacefully and the voter turn out was 83.85 per cent."

PTI